Happy Monday ya'll...not going to lie...I'm not sad to see this weekend go...it wasn't a blast that's for sure!
Our house was sans husband this weekend as Jon had a bachelor party in St. Louis this weekend.
Friday night I woke up at 3:30 to this weird sound outside and Reggie was FLIP-PING out. All of a sudden I hear this screech and Cooper starts screaming for me. I go in there..well..I tried..Reggie was already busting past me to get to Cooper. Coop is standing in his crib screaming and looking at the window. It was dark obviously so I couldn't see anything but when I opened the blinds whatever was outside got pretty pissed off and snarled at me. Reggie starts barking and trying to get to the window.
I ended up letting him outside and he comes back with something in his mouth and sat it next to the front door like a present...it was a dead possum. My big 97 lb pansy dog killed a possum for scaring Cooper. Coop kept going "Re!! Re!!" (Reggie in Cooper talk) It took me 2 solid hours to get Cooper to sleep again. We slept in until 8 Saturday morning. Mind you I didn't fall asleep until 2 Saturday morning just to get woke up at 3:30. I slept a very rough 3-4 hours of sleep broken up.
Saturday Coop and I went shopping with my mom. I bought him some new clothes and ate lunch at Panera. We came home and Coop took a 2 hour nap on the couch.
Cut to Saturday night-Coop went down easily...again, I couldn't sleep....4:30 I am woken up (after sleeping 2 hours) and he is screaming again....but not for me...for Reggie. I send Reg in there and they both go back to sleep. He was up and ready to go at 7. Dyyyying.
Sunday he napped for 1.5 hours and then went down fairly easily. This morning-he was up at 5:30. So yeah, I got more sleep than the last two nights but holy crap...8 month sleep regression can bite me. :) Hopefully a normal fun day at the sitter will help him get back into his sleep loving routine!
In other news, I preordered Love Italian Style by Melissa Gorga because...well..if you know me, I love Real Housewives...especially Melissa..her and Tamra from the OC are my favorite housewives ever.
I thought over all the book was good-it was a quick and easy read. One thing that did drive me a little crazy was the repetitiveness of the content. I know it was to reiterate her beliefs but I felt very much like the repetitiveness could have been cut out and the book would have been even better.
The book had some good marital advice, in my opinion. She spoke about how if you "date" your husband, your husband will always be your boyfriend as well as your husband. Meaning if you make a point to make your marriage as fun and interesting as you did when you were dating then your marriage will stay fun and interesting...which I totally agree. I feel it is very important to continue to date Jon and I try very hard to do so.
I also thought it was interesting when she wrote about their hardship during the recession. It really put into perspective how bad they were actually hurting and how they handled it.
The only issue I had with the book was the very very VERY traditional submissive/dominance in the book. A few examples:
-She has to be home by the time her husband is home. Once she went to CVS and wasn't home when he got home from work and he was pissed.
-He expects dinner ready when he's home. A hot meal or he's not too happy.
-He wants sex he gets sex. Even if she says no...because according to Joe..every woman really means yes when she says no so just "turn her around and take her clothes off.."...I think that's known as rape, Joe.
I was all for the book until I finished the last few chapters just a few minutes before I opened this laptop. I can't deal with the whole sex topic in the book. Good for them if it works but the book is supposed to be about marital advice...you're advising husbands to not take "no" for an answer when it comes to sex.
I've been reading reviews on the book too and a lot of people who reviewed the book are in agreement with me in response to the sex topic.
Stay tuned the next few weeks!! We have some fun dates planned-both couples and family dates! Also-we have family pictures coming up soon! And Halloween!
Yay yay yay!!